Snowboarding Dad Seeks Challenge at Iron Physical Therapy

As an avid snowboarder, Stan was eager to find the right facility to do his rehab following knee surgery.

Stan’s positive attitude, determination and perfect attendance (he doesn’t even live in town) made for an optimal recovery! His hilarious sense of humor and sarcasm gave us all big laughs, making the time spent along the journey even more enjoyable.

We look forward to following his success out on the slopes! Great job Stan!!

~ Dr. Geno Mayes, DPT


List Three Words to Describe You: Focused, Positive, Driven  

What Brought You Into Physical Therapy? This was my second knee surgery and I did not have a good experience with PT the first time around. I wanted something more out of PT, something more then just the basic stretches and exercises.  I wanted to be challenged, to truly get stronger and better!  Right from the initial consultation I knew I had found what I was looking for.  Dr Mayes took the time to find out about me, what activities that I was into and what I truly wanted to get out of PT which assured me this was what I was looking for.  

How would you describe physical therapy to people who don't know what it is? It's the means to getting better. Weather you're coming off surgery or a small injury, PT will truly help get you better and moving again.  

What exercise or technique (ie., ART, Graston, McKenzie etc.) helped you the most?  I think the agility exercises; ladder, box jump, etc..  I've always done the basic leg strength exercises and thought that was enough.  Being introduced to a bunch of new exercises and movements and seeing how they played a crucial role to getting me better was awesome.

What would you say to someone who is living in pain and putting off physical therapy? To stop putting it off and stop making excuses, the pain is only going to get worse and lead to new injuries. 

What activities are you most excited about getting back to?   Snowboarding! I cycle and took up rock climbing over then last few years but snowboarding has been my passion for more then two decades. My daughter also has a strong passion for snowboarding and being able to get back out with her this winter (and many, many more to come) means the world to me.  

What  did you enjoy most about your PT experience? I don't think there was one thing that stood out most; this entire experience was awesome. From being welcomed as you walk in, all the positivity and encouragement during the session, the overall attention to your needs/details, to making sure techniques and postures are correct while working out. The entire Iron experience was amazing!!